The Finnish funding agency for Tecnology and Innovation has granted SongHi, musical games and apps maker, the YIC Grant

Posted on 09/03/2010

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The Finnish funding agency for Technology and Innovation (TEKES) has granted SongHi Entertainment – a company making musical games and apps – the YIC Grant. YIC (Young Innovative Companies) grant is only admitted to companies that have remarkable competitive advantage, growth-oriented internationalization strategy and strong R&D operations.
The company is behind SongHi.com. It is a social music game where you can earn fame by making your own songs, customising your own virtual music character, decorating your personal Home and sharing all of this with your friends in a game like environment. In SongHi you don’t need to know anything about playing musical instruments, composing or notes. You can create music easily by ear with only a click of your mouse! You might even pop into your favourite bands and artists in SongHi and join their music making competitions!

SongHi received earlier this year financing from Finnish venture capital investors, but has, however, announced further ambitions to acquire more venture capital in the near future to support the internationalization process.

Source : Technopolis Online

SongHi.com is a fun and engaging social music making game aimed at the Guitar Hero Generation, where players can easily create and share their musical tunes, musical greetings, songs and animated performances with friends as well as interact with real life artists – all this in a glamorous, social game-like environment.

In SongHi you don’t have to know anything about playing instruments, composing or even notes. You can create music by ear with only a click of your mouse. SongHi’s unique and patented AI algorithms recognizes key notes and scales and eliminates automatically the wrong ones – so anyone can become a star regardless of prior musical knowledge.

The path towards becoming a virtual music star begins with creating a musical avatar that projects the player’s artist personality. The player has a wide selection of music related avatar items to choose from and can mix and match clothes and apparel designed to portray the visual image of different music and street genres.

Using tutorials and musical tools in the Studio Room, anyone with or without prior musical training can start making tunes and songs. Tutorial programs teach the player how easy and fun creating own musical tunes  is, from the very simple humorous clips to more complicated multi-instrument songs. With each completed song, the player receives more points and the rating and popularity on the service increases.

Players can invite their friends to the service and become fans of other virtual or real-life artists on SongHi. The players can comment and discuss the songs and, in the future, even ask friends to contribute their own tracks to a song, enabling a captivating multi-player experience of forming a virtual band. The songs can be shared across Internet social media and uploaded to a mobile phone for playback, real-time mixing and using as a ringtone.

The basic set of instruments, avatar items and music making tools in SongHi are completely free for all players. At any stage, player can contribute to his success by refining their avatar identity, room decoration, instrument capabilities, music making tools and stage gears by purchasing music related virtual goods from SongHi Shop with micro-payments. The Shop also makes it possible for real-life artists to sell virtual campaign goods, such as t-shirts, artist-branded instruments, video and sound clips and musical and street apparel.

Make your first steps with SongHI.com here!

SongHi Entertainment Ltd is a fast-growing Music 2.0 company making musical games and apps for the web and mobile platforms. The company was founded by long-term professionals from the music and entertainment industries, combining their strong experience in running a professional recording studio, producing musical content for movies, games, commercials and enterprises as well as managing top-selling artists.
The love and passion for music is the founding stone in SongHi Entertainment’s mission, and the company strives to make it possible for everyone to start interacting with music, in a fun, easy and social way.[Learn more]

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